“From all of us at Stratford Hall, we hope this message finds you and those close to you healthy and safe,” said John Bacon, Stratford Hall President.
“Since mid-March our staff has responded to the challenges created by the COVID-19 situation and developed creative ways to make Stratford Hall accessible from a distance. Through social media and our new website, we are offering tours of the Great House, picturesque views of the gardens and grounds, and highlights of objects in the collections. We are bringing history to students at home through printable activities. In addition to these digital efforts, we have replaced the roofs on the Jessie Ball duPont Library and the visitor center, and are installing a new exhibit in the visitor center, continuing the research of historically accurate and better preserved exterior stairs to the Great House, and developing new audio tours focused on the men of the Lee family and the African American community.”
Bacon continued: “Robert E. Lee once observed that history teaches us hope. At Stratford Hall we are about the business of preserving history and communicating hope even in the most challenging of times. We look forward to the day when the historic buildings and grounds are open again for everyone’s enjoyment.”
If you are in a position to offer your support, and would like to contribute to Stratford Hall, you can do so online, call 804-493-8919, or mail a check to 483 Great House Rd. Stratford, VA. 22558